A Mist of Prophecies : A Novel of Ancient Rome (A Novel of Ancient Rome)

by Steven Saylor | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0312983778 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MarJJa-nl of Den Haag, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 3/8/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by MarJJa-nl from Den Haag, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, March 08, 2006
In the ninth book in Saylor's "Roma Sub Rosa" series of mysteries set in ancient Rome, Gordianus the Finder has now retired from his life as an investigator of crime and political intrigue and has settled into peaceful domesticity with his family. But his newfound tranquility is soon shattered by a series of events brought on by the continuing struggle between Julius Caesar and Pompey for supremacy over Rome. Gordianus's wife falls ill, the city is in upheaval owing to food shortages and rising prices, and factions within the city begin to vie for power in Caesar's absence. When Cassandra, a beautiful seeress who is subject to epileptic seizures and prophetic outbursts, is poisoned and dies in his arms, Gordianus is drawn out of retirement and into an increasingly dangerous investigation of the murder. Intriguing both as a mystery and as a historical novel, this should find a wide audience. Readers will enjoy the plot twists, the deft portrayal of characters, and the attention to historical detail. Saylor is particularly fine in his presenting of the common people of Rome.

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